Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Several days ago I wrote and article, My Reactions / My Reality. In that articles I shared an awareness that I gained through my recovery process. I discovered that my reactions — to a large degree — were responsible for how I defined my reality. Through further examination I became aware of another reality.
Many of the reactions that I was having toward the people, places and things in my life were directly connected to the events of my past.
Many of my reactions to people, places and things had direct connections to the way in which I reacted to the people, places and things of my past. Upon further discovery I found that the only thing that had changed in my current experience was the time and location of my reactions. In addition, I discovered that I was unconsciously super imposing my past imprinted memories and reactions on to current people, places and things.
People, places and things — that reminded me of past hurt, anger, disappointment and resentment — unknowingly became the recipients of my hurt, anger, disappointment and resentment. Through my process, I also discovered that my reactions — to present day circumstances and experiences — some times would come flooding forward without any warning. I also discovered that some of my reactions were out of proportion to my present day circumstances and experiences.
I discovered that my reactions were driven by my previous interactions with people, places and things.
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